World Smile Day S.M.I.L.E = Start My Inner Laughter Engine

It’s that time of year again! World Smile Day falls on the first Friday of October! Yes it is a thing and I have blogged about it previously  Click through to find our more about World Smile Day  Interesting stuff!

This world smile day is a really weird one with the current situation with covid-19 and the wearing of masks.  We are seeing less smiles than usual as most peoples smiles are hidden under masks and now we need those smiles and laughter more than ever during these challenging times.

So sometime last week I walked in to my local supermarket wearing my mask and I was greeted by a lovely friendly shop assistant so realising that I was smiling but she couldn’t see my smile, I told her that I had a big beautiful smile under my mask.  We both proceeded to laugh.  So I found this interesting as we know smiles are so infectious and that smile can totally change someone’s day so telling a person that we are smiling even though they cannot see the smile appears to be infectious too.  This is great to know.

With this in mind, if you are wearing a mask and if you do find yourself smiling, say Hey I have a big beautiful smile under this mask and see if it is infectious for you too.

I would be really interested to know how you get on.  So it is world smile day tomorrow on Friday! If you have time for a fun project, you could possibly make a big sign that says, I am smiling under this mask. HaHa.  Let me know how you get on and if you telling people you are smiling is infectious.

 So back to world smile day on Friday 2nd October 2020. We are zooming a very smiley laughter yoga session and you are invited to join us at 10am
All our public sessions are currently by donation
#smile #worldsmileday #laughteryogawellness #ladyhaha

Happy World Smile Day A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

At Laughter Yoga Wellness UK we Love Smiling too and today we celebrate World Smile Day. World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday of October annually so Today 7th October 2016 is World Smile Day. #worldsmileday

As if by magic you can literally change your mood to a more positive one in seconds. All that is needed is a Smile!!! Try It 🙂


World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. Harvey Ball is known to have created the Smiley Face in 1963.[1] The World’s first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.

After Harvey died in 2001, the “Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation” was created to honour his name and memory. The slogan of the Smile Foundation is “improving this world, one smile at a time.” The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day each year.

The message of the World Smile Day 2010 is “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.”

Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu
When someone smiled at me today I started smiling too
I walked around the corner and someone saw me grin
When he smiled I realised I had passed it on to him
I thought about that smile and then realised its worth
A single smile like mine could travel round the earth
So if you feel a smile begin don’t leave it undetected
Lets start an epidemic and get the world infected 😀

When we smile we feel good, the recipient of that smile feels amazing and better still smiling, like laughter is infectious.  We then create a day filled with many smiles. How Awesome is that 🙂

Each time you smile you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness.


Warning, you can seriously bring Joy to someone’s day, Just Smile!!! A smile creates that warm fuzzy feeling inside, that feeling that someone cares, someone took the time to share a smile with you.

If you are having a bad day, take a moment, take a deep breath and greet yourself in a mirror with a big beautiful smile, inside you will be smiling back and amazingly it will pick you right up. Smiling releases endorphins that help to pick up your mood and release stress, just like magic.

Some Smiling Facts 

  • Smiling is Contagious
  • Smiling lowers stress and anxiety
  • Smiling strengthens your immune system
  • You’ll be more approachable
  • Smiles make you look more attractive
  •  Smiling releases endorphins


Smiling is an act of kindness. Create a ripple of kindness today with an infectious smile.

Happy World Smile Day


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